If this change on the constitution applies to those companies listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange, then we may simply see more and more companies buy back stock and go private once more, making the rules null and void, as there will no longer be public stock holders.
Just imagine how a project like this will be impacted with the start of Sequestration...everything gets cut, across the board. You think loss to the Military Budget will be hard to swallow, what about the budgets that clean these messes up, or prevent these messes in the first place, with inspections and so forth?
We live in a world of multi-tasking, or task-swapping hardware. It would seem to me that we've not figured out how to simply stop or buffer other tasks so we could give you something a bit more like an acual progress bar and not just a best guess.
Well, that, or that's a feature that they're planning to put in next version of the OS.
If Google Fiber for Business is going to put some limits on it, I would rather see them move towards a number of users, opposed to metering. 1-25 employees/users, 26-100 employees/users, 101-500 employees/users, 501-1000 employees/users, etc..
That would encourage smaller business, start ups, and so forth, stimulate them, but give them room to effectively grow things as business clients pick up more employees/users.
Inquiries to Google about Business being allowed to connect to Google Fiber have been rejected. They are simply not offering their services to Business clients at this time. That doesn't tell us why, but does say that they pretty much don't want you running a business server on the connection. Your MS Home Server, that's likely a different matter.
There are two things about Google Fiber in Kansas City that are interesting to note:
1.) Kansas City (and the midwest) has a low cost of living, making the idea of boot strapping your own startup without lots of Venture Capital possible.
2.) Google Fiber isn't available to business at this time, which means that if you're not at a home address, you can't get it. I'm just not sure why that is, since one of the benefits of getting enough people intersted in the project in your neck of the woods means when it comes in, various NPO's such as the KC Public Library or Union Station will get a Google Fiber feed for free.
I'm guessing these School Board Members will not be retaining those positions for very long.
Seriously. Could they engage in behavior more insane?
While it could easily be said for the US government as well, the UN is not really well known for doing anything well, or effeciently. While ICANN does have to come under the laws of the US, it would have to come under the laws of someone else, depending on what country it was based in, but at least it's got a track record for having some control over how things work.
Rule number one: Don't skimp on network drops. It's easier and cheaper to install them when you're building/finishing a facility than to try to go back later and re-run extra data lines. Ideally, plan twice as many as you think you need. Barring that, drop at least one more than you think you need in each location. The spare can be used for when you buy new equipment, add a printer, phone, etc..
Fire related equipment should be on its own separate network. Not a VLAN, it's own actual network. I've seen facilities grow, that were small in the beginning and ran fire on the same physical network as regular data. Regular data needs grew, and despite QoS settings, the fire system started getting starved for network traffic and the fire controllers were reading that they list contact with remote sensors, which triggers an alarm. Once the link is re-established a few seconds later, the alarm resets. Then a little later, you get another false alarm because it missed a check-in from a sensor.
Be generous with power drops. CNC equipment will likely need their own power, but be thoughtful about where you'll have power for various printers or workstations, anything that might need a dedicated circuit, in case a CNC were to cause a circuit breaker to trip. When you have a Server/Telecomm room, make sure it's big enough to suppor both the network rack, a telecom rack and a server rack or two. Check and double-check that you have dedicated circuits to the room for each rack you're planning to run.
Be generous with air flow in the Server/Telecomm room. It will generate more heat than you expect. Plan on it having its own, dedicated AC system.
Backup Power, plan to have it. If your phones are IP-based, you want to be able to have power for them during an outage, as well as your fire system. An onsite backup generator would be very nice. If you can't swing that, be sure to have, check, test and keep working, a good set of UPS devices to provide power during an outage.
I know you have a limited budget, but shoot for the moon, don't cut corners where you don't have to. Doing it right will serve the organization for years to come, even after you retire or move on...or have to hire more IT folks!
Kids today aren't as often following their passions in school, as much as they're trying to figure out what will be a viable, paying career when they get out. Kids need to follow their passions in education, so when they get into the world of work, they're doing something they love and what they do is better because they're there doing it.
That said, before we go pouring money into the education system, I think it's time to ask: What should a graduate look like? What skills should they have?
Today's K12 system was designed to produce workers who were capable and rounded to fit into the Industrial Age. Industry is leaving the US, we're becoming an economy based on the Knowledge Age, and we need workers who are Knowledge Workers, not Industrial Workers.. (Unless, of course, industry is where their passion is, in which case they'll likely need to move abroad to use those skills and follow that passion.)
Maybe we should figure out what our K12 Public Schools should look like, in order to produce a viable Knowledge Worker before we invest heavily into our Public Education. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Proponent of Public Education. Currently there aren't any viable for-profit organizations who are able to regularly turn a profit for providing K12 education to the masses. I'm not sure why anyone would want to privatize something that's going to lose money. Even if they were, they would still need to figure out what sort of education system they were going to have if they're going to turn out viable Knowledge Workers from it.
We should plan, plan, consider, re-plan and plan a little more before we pour money into an endevor that will have a direct impact on the future of our children, our nation and our world.
If you were going to pay compesations, you could give it in tax credits, meaning he didn't have to pay taxes on the next specified amount of money. Then tax payers aren't actually paying out money, they're just not receiving his portion of money.
He'd file taxes as usual, then instead of having to may his share, he just keeps that money until they've effectively paid him his compensation.
I like the idea of this sort of mission being manned. A new lease and reason for expanding the ISS, giving it new life, new purpose. Imagine shuttling back and forth, retrieving satelites, taking them back to the ISS for repair and refurbishment, upgrades and updates, then deployed back into orbit for a new lifetime with extended capabilities, even from a simple firmware upgrade.
However, I suspect that may not be as cost effective. However, I just like the idea of having more of the humann element in orbital activities. That's just the generation I come from.
I could be wrong, but wasn't retrieving and repairing satelites one of the goals of the Shuttle Program?
Hire someone because they fit the group and either have technical skills, or are capable of learning them... If they have all the best skills, but don't fit in the group, they're not the right hire. You can train skills, you can't train them to be happy and functional in an existing group.